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Directed by ROBIN ARMSTRONG Ca st in order of appearance EMILY SCOTT BANKS* as MYRA BABBAGE JOHN S. DAVIES* as FRANKLIN WOOLSEY LOIS SONNIER HART* as VIVIAN WOOLSEY Taking of pictures and/or making of visual or sound recordings is expressly prohibited. Please refrain from texting. Cell phones must be turned off during the performance. Food & drink are not allowed in the theatre.

An austerely furnished room in New York City; November, 1919. Stage Manager Sarahi Salazar* Set Design Clare Floyd DeVries Costume Design Robin Armstrong

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Lighting Design John Leach Properties Design Meredith Hinton Sound Design David H.M. Lambert

Originally produced by the Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This play was developed with the support of PlayPenn (Paul Meshejian, Artistic Director). GHOST-WRITER is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors & Stage Managers in the United States.


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FOUNDING DIRECTORS Bill Newberry Wilson Newberry Rose Pearson Ann L. Rhodes

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Maddie Lesnick, President Nancy Katherine Burk, Vice President Dustin Van Orne, Secretary Betsy Barnes Paul Engler David Grebel Paul K. Harral Ingrid Keller Barry King Karen Kirk Betty Lay-Korenek Dr. Alan Lobaugh Larry R. Phipps Miguel Reyes ll Cathy Taylor Gavin Wallace Connie Whitt-Lambert

ADVISORY BOARD

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CIRCLE THEATRE STAFF Executive Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rose Pearson Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Newberry Box Office & Administrative Manager. . . . . . . . . . Aaron Majors Dramaturg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dorothy Sanders Administrative & Box Office Interns . . . . . . Kimberlee Cantrell Kyle Montgomery Graphic Artist/Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daron Cockerell Photographer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amy Peterson Mailing address: P.O. Box 470456 Fort Worth, TX 76147-0456 Theatre address: 230 West Fourth Street Fort Worth, TX 76102 Box Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817.877.3040 Administrative. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817.877.3848 Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817.877.3536 Visit us online at: CircleTheatre.com Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/circletheatrefw Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/circle_theatre

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Play wr i ght’ s notes

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n April 2007, I ran across a book review of The Iron Whim: A Fragmented

History of Typewriting by Darren Wershler-Henry. The review related anecdotes about how Henry James’ novels expanded markedly when he

began dictating them to a typist; how James found he could not compose to the sound of any machine besides his Remington; and how, for years after his death, his typist, Theodora Bosanquet, claimed to continue to receive dictation from her late employer. Neither the book nor the review said much more about this last tidbit, though it instantly sparked my interest in the delicate relationship between an author and his amanuensis. Before long, I had departed from James and Bosanquet, and began to conjure my own famous author (this one married, unlike James) and faithful secretary. The questions that drove me are the same as those that drive the play: Is Myra channeling Woolsey? Is she delusional? Or is she merely an artful forger? And what was the true relationship between employer and employee, who spent a decade and a half in the same room, “exchanging breath as well as spirit?” Along the way I also discovered the play was an exploration of grief (my mother had died the previous fall) and of the mystery inherent in writing itself – a phenomenon I suspect I felt too superstitious about to closely examine before. I’m thrilled that Ghost-Writer is being mounted this season at Circle Theatre, where my earlier works Opus and Incorruptible have also been staged. Like the central collaboration in this new play, my relationship with this theatre and its gifted artists continues to grow and deepen, as I hope it will for years to come.

- Michael Hollinger

amanuensis [uh-man-yoo-en-sis] noun

a person employed to write or type what another dictates


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ey there. I’m not really one for Director’s Notes. I mostly like to let you enjoy the show for itself without extraneous “Blah-blah-blahing” from me. This time, however, I would like to talk to you. Not about our process or the history of the show or what the actors went through to find their lovely performances. No, I want to talk to you about Stuff. That’s right, Stuff. Now, look up, go ahead, look up, I’ll wait. Okay, see the typewriter onstage? That typewriter is an L.C. Smith, No. 8. It was manufactured in 1919. And, yes, it works. So, now I bet you’re wondering how we came by such an authentic and gorgeous machine? Well, it would seem that Bill and Rose were watching “Storage Wars: Texas” on the A&E channel. For those of you, like me, who’ve never seen “Storage Wars: Texas,” it’s a show about people who bid on abandoned storage lockers and hope to find treasures stored within. On a recent episode, Moe and Mary found an old typewriter in a locker they won at auction. So, they tracked down Mr. Carroll Reeves at his shop in Plano. In addition to his regular business, Reeves happens to be a collector of old typewriters and other antiquities. After seeing Reeves on “Storage Wars: Texas,” Rose and Bill took a chance and contacted him, explaining that we were doing a show set in 1919, that we needed a typewriter, and would he, by chance, have access to one? Not only did Carroll have one, but he also refurbished it, put a fresh ink ribbon on it, and hand delivered the typewriter to the theatre. So now, here it sits onstage in all its beautiful majesty. Mr. Reeves also loaned a few other antique items to Circle for the Bill Newberry & Carroll Reeves look over show. Be sure to ask Rose or Bill about the typwriter used in Ghost-Writer. them. (I’ll give you a hint, check out the Candlestick Telephone, and the Gramophone. Those are just a few items, can you guess the rest?) Thank you for letting me share this story about our incredible lucky break followed by a complete stranger’s amazing generosity. Enjoy the show!

- Robin


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A NN U A L C O NTRI B U T O RS

ANGEL Louise & Frank Carvey

Pat & Worthy Slutz Charles & Benita Staadecker

PRODUCER Mr. & Mrs. Jarrell R. Milburn Betty Sanders

CHORUS Scott & Terri Allen Ross & Carla Allmon Teresa Atcheson Debra & Dan Barrett Gloria & Paul Belisch Ann Bracey in memory of Roy Melugin, Laura Brown, and Ruth Ann McKinney Sue & Bob Cameron Susan & William Child Frieda Cooper Ralph & Betty Culp Ralph and Martha Dean Jaime & Nancy Dickerson Donna Dockstader Carol Donovan Roger Drummond Kelly Flynn & Jan Fersing in honor of Don & Helen Matheson Dr. Daniel A. Goggin Catherine Grundy Judie Hankins Jeff Heald & Michael Zerbach In memory of Bill Garber Frank & Patricia Helme Lynda Hobbs James Hurt Nell O. Jackson Adriel & Lauren Johndro Larry & Liz Johnson Molly Jones Jack & Genie Kearney Randall King Scott & Karen Kirk Gail Knight in memory of Ruth Ann McKinney Steve & Kathy Koons Robert L. Lane Thomas Lang Scott & Donya Lide Sandra Lockey Alan Lobaugh Charles & Sandra Lord Rebecca Low Howard & Judy Luttrell Aaron Majors Jean & John Martin Charlene & Madison Mauze Arthur R. McAvoy

DIRECTOR Kay & Bob Bolz Anne Bueller Ralph & Deborah Chaney Tim Chase Larry & Maddie Lesnick Stan Graner & Jim McBride Sam & Jane McClain JoAnn & Gregg Higgs Bill Palmer Larry Phipps Rosalyn G. Rosenthal Mary Ann Staab DESIGNER Steven & Cheryl Broyles Beth Conway Tim & Rita Evans Owen & Betsy Hedden Art & Patsy Kampschafer Betty Lay Korenek in memory of Price Avent Harry & Karen Parker Gregory Phillips, M.D. Audry M. Wick Doug Williams Dr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Wilson Michael & Riki Zide STAR Sue & Kurt Anderson Betsy Barnes Betty Baum Mary & David Benson Susan K. Blue, M.D. Lois Chatham Julie Crawford David Grebel Drs. James & Sharon Greenstone Paul Harral Bill & Lois Hart Ingrid & Jim Keller Barry & Leah King Wayne & Connie Lambert Rebecca Low Dexter Miller in memory of Barbara Miller Dick & Bette Ramsey Krista Scott & Brian Martinson

Sylvia Melugin Bonnie & Don Miller Corina Munsch Stella Norman George Novelli Wilma Outenreath Victoria Jean Owen Marvin Pasek Jan Penland Irma & Robert Pirtle Drs. Tom & Laurie Porter Bill Raecke Penny & Stuart Reichert Mr. Richard & Theresa Rosprim Roger & Lynda Rice Anita Rogers Una Ronne Peter & Amy Sabol Allen & Dorothy Sanders Rita Shelton Linda Siy, M.D. Judith & Keoni Spencer John & Lynne Stanley Loring Stevenson Amy Stien Jane & Dan Sykes John M. Sykes in memory of Billy Misik Kathy & Rodney Thompson John & Judy Tittl Dennis & Tish Trojak Daniel Valentine in memory of Helmholtz Watson Thomas Vezain Bruce & Sandra Wagner Gavin Wallace Bruce & Sandy Wanger Andy & Sharon Ward Susan West Barbara Williams Mary M. Williams Dennis & Jeannie Wolfe Earl & Phyllis Worley Jerry L. Wright John & Kay Yount Steve & Kathy Zahn John & Mary Zuber UNDERSTUDY Barbara L. Baas Roy Barber Kathy & Rod Barthold Darie Berube Reed K. Bilz Cheryl & Pete Brandt


A NN U A L C O NTRI B U T O RS Claire M. Brennan Lynne Butler Jane Chapman Margaret Coleman John Conard Sandie Conner Susan Cornell Anne & Michael Costello Alberta Davis Jaime Dickerson Donna Dockstader Suzanne Folsche Cecelia Frost Richard Giltner Larry & Mary Goodman Judy Henderson Linda Hill Tom Horst James Hurt Nancy John Allan & Mary Jones Chester & Saundra Juroska Ron & Sandi Kennedy in memory of Christine Newberry Elaine E. Klobe Ardis Kvare Jon R. & Donna S. Kruse Sandra Lackey

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MICHAEL HOLLINGER’s (Playwright) plays include Opus and Incorruptible (both previously seen at Circle Theatre), Red Herring, Tooth and Claw, and An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf, all of which premiered at Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre Company, and which have enjoyed numerous productions around the country, in New York City, London, Paris, Athens, and elsewhere in Europe. Michael’s new translation of Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac (co-adapted with Aaron Posner) premiered in 2011 at the Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C.  A new musical, A Wonderful Noise (co-authored with Vance Lehmkuhl), premiered at Creede Repertory Theatre in 2009.  Michael’s awards include a Steinberg New Play Citation from the American Theatre Critics Association, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, a Mid-Atlantic Emmy, an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award, four Barrymore Awards (including the F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Theatre Artist), nominations for Lucille Lortel and John Gassner Awards, and fellowships from the Independence Foundation, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.  He is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Villanova University, and a proud alumnus of New Dramatists. ROBIN ARMSTRONG (Director, Costume Designer) returns to Circle Theatre to direct the final show of the Theatre’s 31st season. Robin most recently directed Circle’s productions of See How They Run, Secrets of a Soccer Mom, Seven in One Blow, Becky’s New Car and Boeing-Boeing. Robin directed Circle Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Bach at Leipzig, which garnered multiple Dallas Critics’ Forum Awards for Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Creative Contribution (for fight choreography and costume design), and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast. Bach at Leipzig was also cited on the “Year in Review Top Ten List” for Dallas Voice, Critical Rant and Rave, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Dallas Observer, Theater Jones and D Magazine. Robin earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Directing from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre from Louisiana State University.


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C A ST JOHN S. DAVIES (Franklin Woolsey) Work at Circle Theatre: [As actor] Becky’s New Car, Ad Wars (also director), Other People’s Money, [As director] T Bone N Weasel, A Few Good Men Work at Other Theatres: More than 70 professional productions all over the Metroplex and beyond.

Work in Television/Film: [Film] Robocop; JFK; Born on the 4th of July; Magnolia; Detention aka Learning Curve; Positive ID; [Television] Friday Night Lights; Prison Break; Walker, Texas Ranger Awards: Recognized by the DFW Critics Forum for the role of Willy Brandt in Democracy at Theatre Three Professional Affiliations and Education: Actors Equity Association; SAG-AFTRA; AOG; Faculty member at KD College; MFA in Drama - Trinity University Special Comment: Visit me at www.johndavies.com EMILY SCOTT BANKS (Myra Babbage) Work at Circle Theatre: Boeing-Boeing; Snake In the Grass; Crimes of the Heart; Daddy’s Dyin’ (Who’s Got the Will?); Five Women Wearing the Same Dress; All In the Timing Work at Other Theatres: WaterTower Theater: Boeing-Boeing, Our Town, A Country Life, The Diary of Anne Frank; Echo Theater: A Most Dangerous Woman; Stage West: The Clean House, The Real Thing Awards: Dallas Observer - Best Actress 2011; Best of 2011 lists for D Magazine, TheaterJones, Dallas Voice, and Critical Rant, and in 2010 for TheaterJones and Critical Rant; Dallas Critic’s Forum Award – 2008; Column Award; Rabin nomination; 2012 DFW Critics Forum Award for Best Actress in A Most Dangerous Woman Professional Affiliations and Education: Actors’ Equity Association; BFA in Acting – University of Texas – Austin; Professional Actor Training Program, Shakespeare & Co., Lennox, MA Dedication or Special Comment: For R & T.

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LOIS SONNIER HART (Vivian Woolsey) Work at Circle Theatre: Hail Mary; Over The Tavern; Side By Side; I Love You You’re Perfect, Now Change; Hysterical Blindness and Other Southern Tragedies… and Six Women With Brain Death Work at Other Theatres: Dallas/Ft. Worth/Regional: Lyric Stage, Casa Mañana, Theatre Three, Uptown Players, Stage West, Paper Mill Playhouse, Theater of the Stars, and Ellis Island, Dream of America (Bass Performance Hall/Ft. Worth Symphony/Performing Arts Fort Worth); Off Broadway/NYC: The York Theatre, 37 Arts, Abingdon Theatre; National Tours Work in Television/Film: [Film] Plastic Love, [Industrial] J.C. Penny Co.; [Television] One Life to Live, Platinum Commercial Productions Professional Affiliations and Education: Actors’ Equity Association; Texas Christian University (Adjunct Fine Arts Faculty); Master of Music – Southern Methodist University; Bachelor of Music – University of Louisiana, Lafayette

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Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarahi Salazar Production Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Devon Miller Light and Sound Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Ward Key Scenic Artist/Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon R. Kruse Master Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rick Morrison Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grant Morrison Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Standard SARAHI SALAZAR (Stage Manager) Work at Circle Theatre: [As Stage Manager] Mistakes Were Made, Seven In One Blow; [As Production Assistant] Becky’s New Car Work at Other Theatres: [As Stage Manager] Stolen Shakespeare Guild: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; RattleStick Theatre (NYC): Lycanthrope; Theatre Wesleyan: Sweeny Todd, Working, Dr. Chekhov’s, Vaudevilles Professional Affiliations and Education: Texas Wesleyan University Special Comment: Thanks to Circle Theatre for the opportunity and support! CLARE FLOYD DeVRIES (Set Design) Work at Circle Theatre: See How They Run, Mistakes Were Made, The Whipping Man, Secrets of a Soccer Mom, Seven in One Blow, The Fantasticks, Marvin’s Room, Becky’s New Car, Boeing-Boeing, Bright Ideas, Bach at Leipzig, Something Intangible,  The Great American Trailer Park Musical,  Opus,  Incorruptible,  Over the Tavern, Desperate Affection,  The Countess,  Misery,  The Exact Center of the Universe, Ad Wars, Over the River and Through the Woods Work at Other Theatres: WaterTower Theatre: Our Town, Sweeney Todd, Enchanted April; Shakespeare Dallas:  Othello; Kitchen Dog Theater:  Charm,  End Times; Casa Mañana: A Few Good Men, Narnia; Uptown Players: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Trinity Shakespeare Festival: As You Like It Work in Television/Film: Whatta Ya Think?!, Ciao Awards: Multiple Column Awards (including one most recently for Boeing-Boeing), DFW Theatre Critics Forum Awards, and Dallas Theatre League Leon Rabin Awards for set design Professional Affiliations and Education: Syracuse University (Bachelor of Architecture); Licensed Architect - State of Texas; National Council of Architectural Registration Boards; Artistic Associate - Kitchen Dog Theater.   Author: Alice Through the Proscenium: More Scenic Set Design


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MEREDITH HINTON (Properties Design) Work at Circle Theatre: [As Costume Designer] Hail Mary; [As Props Design] See How They Run, Mistakes Were Made Work at Other Theatres: [As Costume Designer] Theatre Three: The Farnsworth Invention; Fort Worth Opera: Assistant Costume Coordinator; Theatre Arlington: Rent, Noises Off, Corpse, Don’t Dress for Dinner; Theatre TCU: Urinetown Education: Texas Christian University DAVID H.M. LAMBERT (Sound Design) Work at Circle Theatre: [As Actor] See How They Run, Bach at Leipzig, Opus, Incorruptible, Unnecessary Farce; Resident Sound Designer since 2006 Work at Other Theatres: Pocket Sandwich Theatre: Ebenezer Scrooge; Theatre Three: Democracy; Amphibian Stage Productions: Buyer’s Market; Dallas Children’s Theatre: Honus & Me; Theatre Britain: Communicating Doors; Resident Sound Designer at Pocket Sandwich Theatre Awards/Nominations: 2011 Column Award Winner for Best Sound Design (BoeingBoeing), 2008 Live Theatre League of Tarrant County Award for Technical Theatre Excellence, Multiple Leon Rabin Nominations Dedication:  To Lesli: “Chupy’s a big, brown dog.” (She’ll know what that means.)

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JOHN LEACH (Lighting Design) Work at Circle Theatre: Resident Lighting Designer since 1990 Work at Other Theatres: Choral performance for Sir John Rutter, Carnegie Hall, NYC 2007; Contemporary Dance Fort Worth: Lighting Designer for various productions, and performed in Dialogues in Motion and God and Guns; Hip Pocket Theatre: Technical Director and Lighting Designer (1995–1998) and acted in Bowl of Red, The Crimson Pirate, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Attack of the B-Girls; Gracey Tune Productions: Performed in Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt; Ballet Concerto: Technical Director & Lighting Designer (1995–1998); Trinity Valley School: Set construction and lighting design; John has also done design work in Dallas, New York, California State University at Long Beach, and Paris, Texas Awards: Column Award: Best Lighting Design for a Drama, The Memory of Water at Circle Theatre, 2001 DOROTHY SANDERS (Dramaturg) Work at Circle Theatre: Resident Dramaturg since 2001; [As Actor] Wonderful to be Wicked (melodrama series), A Month of Sundays, Eleemosynary, The Golden Shadows Old West Museum, Daughters of the Lone Star State, A Delicate Balance, Fuddy Meers Work at Other Theatres: [As Actor] Stage West, Theatre Arlington, Fort Worth Theatre, OnStage, Sage & Silo, Artisan Center Theater, Runway Theatre Professional Affiliations and/or Education: Member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Artisan Center Theater Board and The Live Theatre League of Tarrant County Advisory Board; Bachelor of Science, Simmons College; Ed.M, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Ph.D, Texas Woman’s University Awards: Live Theatre League of Tarrant County: 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award, 2004 Arts Advocate Award


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Promoting, Nurturing, and Supporting the Arts in our Community since 1963 We send our sincere appreciation to the following donors who, through their support of the Arts Council, impact the health and welfare of the arts in our community. The Board of Directors and staff of the Arts Council offer sincere thanks to the following generous donors who made a contribution in 2011. $100,000 & above City of Fort Worth XTO Energy, Inc. $50,000 - $99,000 William E. Scott Foundation $25,000 - $49,999 360 West Magazine Amon G. Carter Foundation Ann L. and Carol Greene Rhodes Charitable Trust Texas Commission on the Arts Wm. & Catherine Bryce Memorial Fund $10,000 - $24,999 Alcon Laboratories Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Edward P. Bass BBVA Compass Foundation BNSF Railway Company Mr. & Mrs. Frank P. Carvey Mr. and Mrs. Mac Churchill Community Foundation of North Texas Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Oncor Electric Delivery The Thomas M., Helen McKee & John P. Ryan Foundation, Inc. Mrs. Betty Sanders Sear Family Foundation $5,000 - $9,999 Bates Container, Inc. Dr. & Mrs. Robert C. Bolz Chesapeake Energy Mac & LuJo Churchill Mac Churchill Acura Coors Distributing Company, Inc. Mr. Vance Duffy Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau Ms. Pam Lindley & Ms. Gail Wright PricewaterhouseCoopers, Inc. Ms. B.J. Sanders Sid W. Richardson Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Martin D. Siegel Mr. & Mrs. David Smith Tarrant County Public Assistance Wells Fargo $2,500 - $4,999 Mr. & Mrs. Sid R. Bass Mr. Thomas W. Blakely Mr. William R. Bond DuBose Family Foundation Mr. James S. DuBose Mr. James E. DuBose Ms. Tori Adams Mr. Christopher Keyland Ms. Katherine Roberts Freese and Nichols, Inc. Consulting Engineers Frost Financial Management Group

Mr. & Mrs. Kim Gill Estate of Mrs. Charlotte M. Gore Mr. & Mrs. Bill Hart Haynes & Boone, L.L.P. Jackson Walker, L.L.P. Mellina & Larson , P.C. Mr. & Mrs. Garland M. Lasater Plaza Medical Center Mrs. Rosalyn G. Rosenthal Sundance Square Texas Christian University Mr. & Mrs. Joe Tigue Lisa and Martin Wax Wells Fargo Worthington Renaissance Hotel $1,000 - $2,499 American Airlines Atmos Energy Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Lou Barnett Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Bollinger Mr. Todd Breeding Mr. & Mrs. L.O. Brightbill, III BBVA Compass Wealth Management Mary Jane Brown Johndroe Zohra A. Choudhry, M.D. Mrs. Frank Darden Virginia Clay Dorman Mr. & Mrs. David Engelhardt Fifth Avenue Foundation Esther L. Heit Foundation Noel Holub Jackson Walker LLP J.O. Designs Mr. & Mrs. Field Lange Nancy & Jack Larson Mr. Sharbel Lattouf Martha V. Leonard Mr. Dan E. Lowrance Mr. David K. Lyon Mr. & Mrs. Diego Marra Mr. & Mrs. John L. Marion Mary Eugenia Schofield Maxwell John & Annie Mason Ms. Melinda Mason McDonald Sanders Law Firm Mrs. Ellen Messman Mr. & Mrs. Danny Northcutt Mr. John Nugent Virginia O’Donnell Sue & Bill Parrish Dr. & Mrs. Burton H. Patterson Pier 1 Imports Mr. & Mrs. Bob Rosenthal Mrs. Jareen E. Schmidt Dr. & Mrs. Steve Schultz Mr. & Mrs. Martin D. Siegel Mr. David Smith Mrs. Virginia Street Smith Mr. Rick G. Sorenson Standard Meat Company Mr. Craig F. Strehl Dr. & Mrs. George H. Sullivan Sundance Square

Tiffany & Co. Ginny & Joe Tigue Mr. John F. Tinsley C. Victor Thornton Jennifer Trevino Mr. Charles H. Turner Dr. & Mrs. John Via, III Dr. & Mrs. Martin Wax Mr. Martin Way Whitley Penn LLP Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Williams Dr. Kate Wyatt $500 - $999 Adair Eyewear American Institute of Architects Mr. & Mrs. R. Denny Alexander Bank of Texas Mr. & Mrs. Louis H. Barnett Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bennett Dr. Susan K. Blue –Zeig Mr. & Mrs. Stephen M. Boysen Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Brinker Mr. Dale Brock Mr. & Mrs. James E. Burgess Capital One Bank Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Cates Citi-Bank Mrs. Diana Crawford and Mr. Kenneth Fuquay Mr. & Mrs. Glen Darden Mr. & Mrs. Beale Dean Mr. & Mrs. Mike Dignum Mrs. Virginia Clay Dorman Ms. Marilee F. Evans Mr. Stephen Ferney Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Fleet Ms. Kathy Flories Dr. & Mrs. Allan L. Graham Mr. C. Brodie Hyde, II Dr. & Mrs. Stanley M. Kurtz Mr. & Mrs. Jack Larson Ms. Glenn Lattimore Mr. & Mrs. Russel Laughlin Mr. & Mrs. G. Allen Laureyns Ms. Elizabeth Livermore Ms. Laura Lumley Wilson-Lyon Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John W. Mason Mr. & Mrs. Scott McDonald Patsy & Larry Milrany Charitable Trust Mrs. W.H. Michero Ms. Ashley Mooring Mr. & Mrs. Wade Nowlin Dr. & Mrs. L.E. Nugent Graham & Paige Pate Dr. & Mrs. Burton H. Patterson Mr. & Mrs. James N. Patterson, Jr. Mr. James R. Perry Mr. Burton Peterson Dr. & Mrs. Greg Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Don C. Plattsmier Mrs. Lawrence Rawl The Roach Foundation

Dr. & Mrs. John Thomas Rogers Mr. James L. & Dr. Manala Y. Stripling Dr. and Mrs. Scott Sullivan Mr. Amar Tanna Mrs. Martha Taylor Dr. & Mrs. William E. Tucker T.V.G. Investments LLC Dr. & Mrs. Bruce H. Weiner Mr. & Mrs. Richard Wiseman Mr. and Mrs. Ted Wugofski $250 - $499 Mr. Jeral Ahtone American Institute of Architects Mr. & Mrs. Charles Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Larry Anfin Mr. & Mrs. Bernard S. Appel Dr. & Mrs. George N. Armstrong Mr. & Mrs. Tappan Bailey Dr. & Mrs. William R. Baird Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Banks Mr. & Mrs. Michael R. Baylor Mr. & Mrs. William D. Benge Mr. & Mrs. Mike Bickley Mr. & Mrs. Greg Bird Ms. Sanja Bogdanovic Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Brinker Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. Bunata Mr. and Mrs. Carter Burdette Mr. David H. Burns Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cappuccio Mr. & Mrs. Chester Carlock Dr. & Mrs. Donald M. Cohen Mrs. Mary O. Collier Ms. Mattie Peterson Compton Ms. Kathleen E. Connors Mr. & Mrs. Aaron L. Cook Mr. & Mrs. John Cranz Mrs. Jeanette Joan Cross Mr. Michael Dallas Dr. & Mrs. A.R. Daniell Mr. Tom Daniels Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Darden Mr. & Mrs. Webster Dean Ms. Stephanie Decker and Mr. Paul Garmer Mr. Kevin B. Demel Mr. George Derby Mrs. Elizabeth Dixon Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dulle Mr. & Mrs. William E. Dunkin, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Terry K. Dunlap, Sr. Ms. Mary J. Dyess Mr. & Mrs. Leland P. Ekstrom Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Ferguson Jewell Fielder Foundation Ms. Kathy Flories Ms. Mary Charles Forshay Ms. Sara Funkhouser Mr. & Mrs. Lawton G. Gambill Mr. Bernard Gerstlauer Mr. & Mrs. David Halbower, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Hampton Mr. & Mrs. Michael D. Haney


A RTS C O U N C I L D O N O RS Mr. Tom Harkrider Mr. & Mrs. Doug Harman Hartman Leito & Bolt LLP Mrs. Virginia K. Head Mr. David Hendricks Mr. and Mrs. Bob Herchert Mr. & Mrs. Grant Hodgkins Rt. Rev. & Mrs. Sam Hulsey Ms. Sherry Humphrey Mr. & Mrs. Neil Isbell Mr. John James Mr. Jimmy Jenkins M.J.B. Johndroe Dr. & Mrs. Stephen E. Johnson Ms. Joann Karges Mr. Mrs. Byron L. Keil Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. Key Mr. & Mrs. Bradford W. King Mr. & Mrs. J. Luther King Mrs. Philip E. Laughlin Mrs. Elizabeth H. Ledyard E. Donovan Lewis Mary Stewart Ramsey Fund of the

Mr. Steve Maxwell Community Foundation of North Texas Judge & Mrs. John Henry McBryde Mr. & Mrs. Patrick McClanahan Mr. & Mrs. John B. McClane Mr. Gregory L. McCoy Dr. & Mrs. M. Dwain McDonald Mr. & Mrs. Ridge McMichael Mr. David Mellina Mr. Rocky D. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Jerry L. Milligan Mr. & Mrs. Jason Mills Mr. Michael Moffitt Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Moher Mr. and Mrs. Bill Moncrief Mr. Richard H. Moore, Jr. Mr. Wade Nowlin Ms. Patricia J. O’Neal Mrs. Anne Olsen Mr. James N. Patterson Mr. & Mrs. Glenn M. Pense Martha Peters & Patrick Vickner

Mr. W. Paul Phillips Mr. & Mrs. John K. Podgore Ms. Nell Polson Mr. & Mrs. Trent Prim Mary Stewart Ramsey Fund Ms. Mary S. Ray Mr. John Rohrbach Mrs. Rob H. Rutledge Mr. & Mrs. Charles Sadberry Mrs. Alann Sampson Mr. & Mrs. Allen Sanders Mrs. Camille Sanders Mr. Charles W. Seely Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Semple Dr. Howard L. Shaffer Mr. &. Mrs. Warren Shipman, III Mr. & Mrs. Grady L. Shropshire Mr. & Mrs. Emmet G. Smith Mr. Warren Spielman Mr. Joe P. Strain Mr. James L. Stripling Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Sturdivant Mr. Richard S. Talley

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Mr. & Mrs. Gary Tate Mrs. Martha Taylor M.B. Tomme Mr. & Mrs. J. David Tracy Mr. & Mrs. Dennis J. Trojak Representative Vicki Truitt Mr. & Mrs. L.C. Tubb, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Scott W. Turner Mr. & Mrs. Harold (Chip) Ulich Ms. Kathleen Walker Mrs. Charlene Watson Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Webster Mr. & Mrs. James C. Werner Mr. & Mrs. Jack West Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. West Mr. & Mrs. Harry E. Wickes Mr. & Mrs. Glen T. Williams Mr. & Mrs. John H. Wilson, II Mr. and Mrs. John Wolfe Wortham Insurance Ms. Bobbie Wygant Mr. & Mrs. Bill J. Zimmerman

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2012 Performance Schedule and Pricing Thursday evening. . . 7:30pm Friday evening. . . . . . 8:00pm Saturday matinee. . . 3:00pm Saturday evening . . . 8:00pm

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Ghost-Writer  

Program book for Circle Theatre's production of Ghost-Writer, the award-winning play by Michael Hollinger.

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